As a Registered Nurse at Devereux, you will :
Assess patients; collect and document the patients current health status and medical history. Perform both direct patient care (i.e.. medication administration), as well as indirect patient care (i.e.. giving thorough, concise report at change of shift).
Maintain documentation related to ESI (emergency safety intervention), QPRT assessments (suicide prevention method), nursing shift progress notes, lab slips, and related nursing procedures.
Participate in and assist with the initial treatment plan and the treatment planning process.
Communicate with members of the treatment team information related to the client's medical care and behavior.
Most importantly, make a POSITIVE IMPACT on our clients and families!
Why Choose Devereux?
Variety - We provide services in multiple settings; residential treatment, group homes, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, and schools. Our client population also varies from children to adults, with varying needs.
Challenge - Get bored easily? That's one reason this position would be a good fit for you. There is never a dull moment, and no day is ever quite the same. Each day has its own set of challenges, however the rewards are tremendous.
Something to be proud of - Being a nurse at Devereux is something you can take pride in. It's an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our clients with emotional, intellectual and developmental disabilities. We understand being a nurse isn't something you do, it's something you
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is a leading nonprofit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our communities. Founded in 1912 by Helena Devereux, we operate a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and families every year. We help empower children and adults with intellectual, emotional, developmental, and behavioral challenges to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. Our Philosophy of Care operates under the core principles of Individualized Services; Effective and Accountable Services; and Positive, Behavioral Approaches.
The primary purpose of Devereux is to provide quality service to those entrusted to our care by their families, guardians, agencies, and other designated parties. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees. No intervention can be implemented without the assistance of competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility.
For this reason, in addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare benefits program to eligible full-time employees, family members, and domestic partners. Health and welfare programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services, and an Employee Assistance / Work Life Balance Program, as well as generous time-off policies, and a 403 B retirement plan. Additionally, voluntary, employee paid, Vision and Supplemental Life Insurance are available to FT employees. Learn more at learn.devereux.org/benefits
*It is the intent of Devereux to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a Graduate of an approved school of Nursing. Licensed as a Registered Nurse in state. Experience: Previous Professional experience in a behavioral healthcare setting preferred.**
The IDEAL candidate will...
Be empathetic, a team player, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, energetic, creative, understand the theories of behavior management and positive reinforcement, and represent yourself as a positive role model. Additionally, you must be able to complete new hire orientation class, have a strong passion for working with and helping children and adolescents with special needs, and possess a valid license.**
Significant amounts of walking, sitting, and standing. Some lifting and/or managing resistance required related to applying physical intervention techniques upwards of 75-100 lbs. or more. Some repetitive wrist/hand movements, normal hearing and vision. Occasional use of computers and office equipment. Occasional driving of Devereux vehicles for business purposes. Ability to meet 100% mastery of Safe and Positive Approaches.**
Regularly works inside areas that are adequately lighted and ventilated. Some fluctuations in temperature. Use of Protective equipment such as latex gloves, facial mask protective eye wear, and gown. Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Some degree of physical involvement in exercise of Safe and Positive Approaches.**